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Downtown Newnan Summer Bar Crawl Friday, July 14, from 6 to 11 p.m. Downtown Square Must be 21+. Some of Newnan’s finest participating: The Cellar, Rednexican, RPM, Meat ‘n Greet, The Alamo. Register at The Cellar. Tickets available at http://www.eventbrite.com Trash or Treasure - What’s In Your Attic? Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Historic Train Depot 60 East Broad St. Appraisers and specialists give background information and reveal the worth of entries submitted for appraisal. Entry tickets are $25 for every item entered with a July 1 deadline and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com, or by link from the NCHS webpage, the Trash OR Treasure Facebook page, by calling 770-251-0207
Fourth of July Parade in downtown Newnan Black Boot & Tie • Saturday, July 29, 6 p.m. Fundraiser for the West Georgia Technical College Foundation, with musical guest John Michael Montgomery WGTC Murphy Campus in Waco Buffet dinner at 6 p.m. with concert at 8 p.m. www.westgatech.edu/foundation
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Market Day Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Downtown Square The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-of-akind items each month. Around the World Wine Tasting Saturday, August 5, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Newnan-Coweta Clubs Newnan’s Historic Train Depot, 60 East Broad Street. To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, visit www.bgcma.org/2017cowetawine __________________________________
Seniors in the Sharpsburg area will now have weekly activities from the Coweta County Senior Services. The agency, run through the Coweta County Recreation Department, has opened its fourth weekly senior citizen program. The gatherings are Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new Central Community Center at 85 Literary Lane, next to the Central Library. Other senior programs include the Welcome Community Center on Tuesdays, the Senoia Community Center on Wednesdays, and the Panther Creek Community Center on Thursdays in Sargent.
The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society (NCHS) will be hosting its own version of the PBS program, “Antiques Roadshow” on July 15 at the Historic Train Depot on East Broad Street in downtown Newnan. The event, “Trash or Treasure — What’s in your Attic” will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appraisers and specialists will deliver the talks and offer background
information while revealing the worth of entries submitted. Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible - Albert Einstein
Hendrick Automotive Group plans to open a Honda dealership in the spring of 2018. Groundbreaking was held in June and the dealership will be located on Newnan Crossing Bypass near Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
A new restaurant, Knife and Stone, will soon be opening at 32 Perry Street in downtown Newnan. The restaurant, located in the former Christy’s Cafe location, will focus on “smoke and fire” flavors in what is expected to be a casual, fine dining atmosphere.
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“The Great Race” Visits Newnan
Local Photographer John Brown’s Great Race Photos
Article and Photos By Joe Williams
On Sunday, June 25th, Downtown Newnan hosted “The Great Race” during its scheduled lunch stop. About 120 antique cars were parked on the Court Square for a couple of hours, including 6 participants from the Newnan area. This year’s route started in Jacksonville, FL and will travel the Dixie Highway, some 2300 miles to Traverse City, MI.
Car # 31, a 1931’ Green, Auburn Boattail Speedster, Driver Chad Caldwell, Navigator Jennie Caldwell both from Newnan
Above: The Caldwells and their 1931 Aurbun Below: Auburn Boattail Speedster
Car # 65, a 1963 Dodge Dart, White, Driver Olivia Gentry, Navigator Genna Gentry, both of Newnan Sisters Olivia and Genna Gentry This year’s youngest entrants were sisters Olivia and Genna Gentry, driving a 1963 Dodge Dart convertible owned by their grandfather, the late Sonny Gentry of Newnan. Olivia, now 16, is doing the driving while her sister Genna, 14, is the navigator. And just to keep it in the family, their mom, Beth Gentry, along with her brother, Jody Knowles, are competing in a 1932 Ford Cabriolet – fire engine red! The Gentrys have had gasoline running through their veins for at least three generations. (Father and husband Oliver Gentry has been a well known and talented race car driver.)
Onlookers admiring the Beth Gentry/Jody Knowles ‘32 Ford
Also from Coweta County, Chad and Jennie Caldwell are driving their stunningly beautiful 1931 Auburn Boat tail Speedster they restored. “We’ve driven the Great Race all but one year since 2004”. Chad reported. And they have done very well, placing them in the “expert” division. The “Great Race” across America is the premier time –speed endurance rally for vintage cars. For more than 30 years this has been a “bucket list” event for old car enthusiasts, giving them a great excuse to get out and drive them. Qualified vehicles are those manufactured in 1972 or earlier. Qualified drivers and navigators must have a spirit of adventure along with a hefty entrance fee. But consider this an investment, as this year’s Grand Champion will go home with $50,000!
Car # 66 a 1932 Ford Cabriolet, Red, Driver Jody Knowles from Tyrone, Navigator Beth Gentry from Newnan
Car # 100 a 1929 Ford Model A, Yellow, Driver Taylor Merrill from La Grange, Navigator Noel Duncan from Hancock, NH.
Follow the race updates at www.greatrace.com or check them out on Facebook
Newnan Police Department: 1st Annual Car, Truck & Rat Rod Show Saturday, September 9 from 9 to 2 Fun, Food, vehicles, games, door prizes and much more: Register your vehicle ($20 before 9.9, $25 on 9.9), or come out and have some fun with the family. All money raised will beneﬁt community outreach programs. For more information call 770.254.2355 ext 140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 1 Joseph Hannah Blvd., Newnan • Public Safety Complex Large crowd in Newnan for the Great Race
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(If your child has ever taken karate lessons in Coweta County, it’s a pretty sure bet Lisa Guadaloupe was their instructor, or sensei. She has an incredible passion for teaching kids and always imparts a little wisdom along with those roundhouse kicks.) Briefly describe yourself and what you do My journey through the martial arts started in 1988 when my parents encouraged me so I could take care of myself and become a strong, independent young lady. Personally, I think it was because of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I earned my Black Belt in 1992 and began teaching in Peachtree City in 1995. I graduated from McIntosh and went on to study Kinesiology and Health education at GSU. In May of 2003, I was given the opportunity to open and manage a studio in Newnan. Teaching has allowed me to meet so many incredible people and help shape their lives. Every year, parents come to me to express how much difference this training has made in their child’s life. Every day I feel fortunate to have been a part of that! Over the years, I have had many great/fun experiences thanks to the relationships I have built through Championship Martial Arts. Best piece of business advice you’ve received. No one is going to hand you anything. You must work hard to earn your place and reach your goals. Put your best into all your efforts; from cleaning a bathroom to managing hundreds of people, give your all. If I had it to do over … It is hard for me to say I would do anything over. I believe every accomplishment and mistake has led me to where I am today. I feel so grateful and blessed to have the family and career I have right now. I’m not sure it would have happened the same if changes were made. You learn, you grow, and you continue to move forward, trying to do better than you have done before. You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take? I enjoy a variety of music. So I will list my favorite Pandora stations because I would take an album
with Lisa Guadaloupe of compilation songs from these stations. Classic Rock, Van Morrison, and Jack Johnson. I would take The One Minute Manager to stay focused on my goals. The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe for entertainment. The biggest puzzle book I could find to keep my mind sharp. Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know. I had a small segment on the MTV show MADE. I was to help instill confidence in a young man trying to play basketball. His couch was a WNBA player. I got her to break a board as well! You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why? Jesus, Eleanor Roosevelt, Walt Disney and Bruce Lee. All these people are very different and from different times, but they share commonalities. They were admired by many, but not by all. There are critics and skeptics. People opposed to their ground breaking dreams and ideas. Although people doubted their purpose, they followed through with their goals (even when they were not the most popular, doubted, or even killed). They evoked change not just through words, but action. That trait is one to be admired. The more you can learn from people like the that, the better equipped you will be to give back to others.
with the hope of providing a safe, positive, platform of education. I truly believe my purpose is to work with people in any capacity possible. Your go-to food. Steak (any kind)! Dogs or cats? Dogs. Unconditional love.
Finally, J. Guadalupe - there is nothing like sharing amazing experiences with someone you love!
Your favorite quote and why?
Name an as yet unfulfilled dream
“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” Lombardi
I believe one of my favorite quotes pretty much sums it up for me:
1. Become a business owner 2. Give someone the same opportunities I have had 3. Be able to travel with my family without having to worry about this business. I could do that because a like minded, motivated, and reliable person is taking advantage of an opportunity they have worked hard enough to earn to help me. If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be … I’m not exactly sure what I would be teaching, but I would still be working with people in some way
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ZEN continued from page 1 Barbeque lovers are crying. Heavy’s, located at 10 The Boulevard in Avery Park, said they are shutting down. “Regretfully, after one and 1/2 wonderful years, Heavy’s - Newnan, GA will be closing its doors today (June 6). We are very grateful to everyone that supported us. As they say, when one door closes, another opens. So stay tuned for what’s next! Thank you once again for your support,” the restaurant said on its Facebook page.
So we have to give credit to the NTH for the best headline of the month: “Woman blames witchcraft for shooting, arson.” According to the story, Lindsey Deeanne Wells showed up at a home, thinking it belonged to her cousin. She then fired a couple of rounds into the house, and attempted to start a fire using lighter fluid. Something about a spiritual cleansing we guess.
Filming to the sequel to Bad Moms was held at Sky Zone. The hit comedy follows the moms from the first film as they spend time with their own mothers. The film stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn. Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski (“The Good Wife,” “The Big Bang Theory”) and Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) play the moms of the “Bad Moms.”
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Chattahoochee Bend State Park will be seeing some new construction. Ten adventure cabins are planned for the park, one of the state’s largest. The cabins will have two bedrooms and a large living-room space. The park currently has 51 campsites, one Adirondack camping area, two picnic shelters, and 11 walk-in camping sites. Chattahoochee Bend is one of Georgia’s largest state parks and is situated along five miles of protected river frontage on the Chattahoochee River. Park goers can explore more than six miles of wooded trails, enjoy fishing, kayaking, and many other activities in the nearly 3,000-acre park.
Old cars lovers were out in full force as more than 120 vintage cars came through and stopped in downtown Newnan for a lunch break. The Great Race contestants were on a multi-day, 2,300 mile trip from Jacksonville to Traverse City, Mich.
We had to read this twice, maybe three times. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said the Senate might just have to pull the plug on its annual August recess. Why? They’ve got too much work to do. Things like dealing with Obamacare, budget, tax code, and debt load. “The norms of Washington—including a month-long recess—must never stand in the way of our efforts to act on the people’s priorities,” he said. “Making America great again requires a substantial time commitment. It requires prioritizing national interest over self-interest. It requires a willingness to work through the weekends and make sacrifices when necessary.” Actually work for your pay? Now that’s a novel idea.
Claire Hanna, of Newnan, is working as a student intern this summer with Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. She is currently a junior at the University of Georgia in Athens where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history and a certificate in historic preservation. Her primary summer project with NewnanCoweta Historical Society involves updating information from a heritage education curriculum gathered in the 1980s.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Torrid, a fashion store focusing on plus-sized trends in jeans, tees, swimwear and other clothing, is coming to Ashley Park Shopping Center. The store will be located next to Dillards. Torrid has more than 500 stores across the U.S. and Canada.
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A new motel complex - Sleep Inn and Main Stay Suites, is set to begin at 3 Amlajack Boulevard, right behind RaceTrac on Hwy. 34. Reports said the four-story development will have 60 rooms and is estimated to cost $3.2 million. Opening is slated for next summer.
Main Street Newnan will host a weekly summer event series downtown on the South Court Square on Thursdays. The Summer NewnaNights runs from 6-8 p.m. and features family-friendly entertainment and music. The square also will include games, rides, and vendor booths.
If a race was to finish in Finland, it would literally be a race to the Finnish line.
The Newnan Carnegie Library will be presenting “Adulting 101,” a series of financial programs to help adults navigate life in their early 20’s and beyond. The program began in June and the next one is July 18, at 6 p.m., titled “managing your budget.” Registration is required for these programs.
Snoutband - Someone who constantly interrupts a conversation to correct or contradict the person speaking. Basically, a pretentious know-it-all.
A new Wendy’s is expected at the corner of Fischer Road and Highway 34. The new hamburger chain should open in about four months.
Downtown Newnan held its first NewnaNights recently. Despite a rather dreary day with rain, the event went on. There were food trucks and live music - it’s an event we hope gets better each time. Check our calendar for the next NewnaNights.
In the early 1900’s, Lobster was considered the “cockroach of the ocean” and was synonymous with the poor – often eaten regularly by the homeless, slaves and prisoners. It wasn’t until after World War II that lobster became considered a delicacy and a food associated with the aristocratic classes.
Artist Salvador Dali would often get out of paying for drinks and meals by drawing on the cheques, making them priceless works of art and therefore un-cashable.
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We were having a sales meeting a while back and the consensus was there are enough people out there confused about our new publication, The Paper, that we needed to clear it up. First off, The Shopper and The Paper are sister publications so to speak. Both are owned by Winters Media & Publishing, Inc, which Corby and I formed when we first bought The Shopper from Joe Williams late last year. The Shopper has been around since 1989, while The Paper started two months ago. The two publications are not in competition; nor do we have plans for one to replace the other. In fact, they have unique markets and distribution points. The Paper is a monthly publication. Our first issue was 2,500 copies; The the second issue we doubled that; and we are looking at increasing it F�E� do. Or do Not. There is no try. ~ Master YODA again. The response has been tremendous and we just want to thank The everyone for its success. HITS
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At its core, The Paper is a “what to see, do and eat” publication. It focuses on food and restaurants, including the area’s best “joints;” entertainment and live music; and extensive calendars covering everything from baseball games to rock concerts to parades. It’s a free publication and is distributed throughout Coweta County at high traffic centers like libraries, restaurants, tourist centers, hotels and many other places. So, if you know of a place that should carry it, or are a business that wants to, just let us know at thecowetapaper@ gmail.com There are a couple of similarities with The Shopper besides the ownership. Both carry popular articles like Corby’s Trends and Trendsetters column, Jess Barron’s Real Estate Column and Zen Monkey’s News and Musings. We are looking at adding some other columns to The Paper to ensure both publications have their own voice.
Downtown Newnan Summer Bar Crawl Friday, July 14, from 6 to 11 p.m. Downtown Square
Must be 21+. Some of Newnan’s ﬁnest participating: The Cellar, Rednexican , RPM, Meat ‘n Greet, The Alamo. Register at The Tickets available at http://www Cellar. .eventbrite.com Trash or Treasure - What’s In Your Attic? Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Historic Train Depot 60 East Broad St. Appraisers and specialists give background information and reveal the worth of entries submitted for appraisal. Entry tickets are $25 for every item entered with a July 1 deadline chased at www.eventbrite.com, and can be puror by link from the NCHS webpage, the Trash OR book page, by calling 770-251-0 Treasure Face207 Black Boot & Tie • Saturday, July 29, 6 p.m. Fundraiser for the West Georgia Technical College Foundation, with musical guest John Michael Montgomery WGTC Murphy Campus in Waco Buffet dinner at 6 p.m. with concert at 8 p.m. www.westgatech.edu/f oundation Market Day Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Downtown Square
The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-of-akind items each month. Around the World Wine Tasting Saturday, August 5, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Beneﬁtting Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Newnan-Coweta Clubs Newnan’s Historic Train Depot, 60 East Broad Street. To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, visit www.bgcma.org/2017 cowetawine ____________________ ______________
Fourth of July Parade in downtown Newnan
NEWS, MUSINGS & ZEN
Let’s make today so awesome that yesterday gets jealous information while revealing the worth of entries submitted. Seniors in the Sharpsburg Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve area will now have weekly the activities from the Coweta impossible - Albert Einstein County Senior Services. The agency, run through the Coweta County Recreation Department, has Hendrick Automotive Group opened its fourth weekly plans to open a Honda senior citizen program. dealership in the spring The gatherings are Mondays of 2018. Groundbreaking from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. was held in June and the at the new Central Commudealership will be located nity Center at 85 Literary on Newnan Crossing Bypass Lane, next to the Central near Cancer Treatment Library. Other senior programs Centers of America. include the Welcome Community Center on Tuesdays, munity Center on Wednesday the Senoia ComA new restaurant, Knife and Stone, will soon s, and the Panther be Creek Community Center opening at 32 Perry Street on Thursdays in Sargent. in downtown Newnan. The restaurant, located in the former Christy’s Cafe The Newnan-Coweta Historical location, will focus on “smoke and ﬁre” ﬂavors Society (NCHS) will in be hosting its own version what is expected to be a casual, ﬁne dining atmoof the PBS program, “Antiques Roadshow” on July sphere. 15 at the Historic Train Depot on East Broad Street in downtown Newnan. The event, “Trash or Treasure When we master time travel, the ﬁve-second — What’s in your Atrule tic” will run from 10 a.m. will be irrelevant. to 5 p.m. Appraisers and specialists will deliver the talks and offer background See Zen on Page 4
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Everyone has their “go-to” place to eat. It might be with linen tablecloths and waiters in ties, or where you throw peanuts on the floor and carve your initials in the wooden tables. Whatever and wherever, it’s your “joint.” There are lots of these places around here, and we’re out to find them all in The Joints column. And yes, all are White Monkey approved.
New Joints … Mac’s Pizza and Wings If you ever find yourself roadtripping to Atlanta and want to grab some wings on the way, we’ve got the place for. And heck, if you’re driving home from working in the big city and crave some wings, it’s still the same place. Here’s what they say: “Our Southern style wings are marinated in our dry rub, then deep fried to golden perfection and drizzled in sauce.” And that pretty much sums it up. They have the regular flavors as well as Georgia Peach, Sweet Chili, Kickin’ Bourbon and White Monkey’s favorite, lemon pepper.
If you are a sushi lover and are really into the Zodiac, Tomo Japanese Restaurant might just be your place. The Capricorn roll, for example, includes shrimp tempura, spicy tuna with a lobster salad on top. Let’s just say they’ve got every combination of sashimi, sushi, and hand rolls you can think of. But that’s certainly not all. Lunch and dinner includes Hibachi specials as well as Bento box smorgasbords. There’s tempura offerings and special Udon or Soba dishes. For Japanese food lovers, this restaurant, smack in the middle of the Thomas Crossings Publix stripmall, is a hidden delight. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait. 90 Glenda Trace, Suite K, Newnan 770-254-8588 Mon - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri - Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday noon - 10 p.m. Sun: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
One does not go to CC’s to enjoy the decor. One goes there to eat some of the best chicken wings in the area.
They can make you a pizza too, with free toppings and hand tossed or thin crusts. Mac’s is located off the Collingsworth exit on Interstate 85. It’s the gas station right next to Frank’s Restaurant. 1188 Collinsworth Rd., Palmetto, 770-463-4454 Mon-Sat. 5 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Sun. 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
They’ve got family specials ranging from 30 wings and sides up to 70 wings and sides. Flavors include all the normal culprits, plus a few with the word “hot” associated with them. Order these at your own risk.
But it’s not all wings. They are well known for their fried fish deals, which includes catfish, whiting or tilapia. They’ve got family packs for those as well. Dial the number and order away. You’ll find them across the street from Hemrick’s Super Thrift
Let’s face it, any place named “Mother’s Kitchen” better live up to the name, and Newnan’s own does that and more. It is the perfect Southern cooking joint in about as relaxed an atmosphere as you can find. In other words, you are not there for the decor, but you will be greeted warmly and might even get a God bless or two. For nearly 17 years, everyone from big name politicians to bankers and construction workers have visited Mother’s for her fried or baked chicken, ham and a variety of Southern veggies. And don’t bring your gold, platinum or titanium credit card either, it’s cash or check only. If you’ve never been, just park near where you think it is and ask someone. The entrance to Mother’s is actually down an alley. 33 ½ East Broad, Newnan 770-683-3033 Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. __________________________________
El Taquito Located south of downtown Newnan off I-85’s Exit 41 (Moreland), is El Taquito. You have to enter through the BP truck stop to get to where you order. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of seating. Once there, a large billboard sign highlights the menu: nachos, taco salads, tortas, flautas, tacos, asada, quesadillas, fajitas and burritos. Meat options include steak, beef tongue, beef head, tripe, sausage, fried pork and other adventurous choices. And you won’t find a fountain machine here. The Cokes are in 500 ml glass bottles, and there’s no twisting these off. Fortunately there’s a bottle opener nailed to the wall right next to the refrigerator. And it’s bottled in Mexico. 1389 Hwy 29, Newnan • 770-252-2777 Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Those atomic levels will certainly make your head sweat, but don’t be surprised if you fingers start to blister as well.
23 Franklin Road, Newnan • 770-252-2755 Mon. - Thurs. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri & Sat. - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fabiano’s Pizzeria Any place where you can order a bowl of tater tots, and then top them with chili, onions, jalapenos and/or cheese, is just flat out going to be a great joint. And fights have been known to break out over who gets the last garlic knot. Such is Fabiano’s, right smack in downtown Newnan attached to the historic The Alamo, a former movie house and now live music bar. There are plenty of sandwiches to choose from, but Fabiano’s is best known for their pizza. It’s one of the few where you can order a “monster” slice or two. You have a slew of toppings to choose from and it’s all New York style, so don’t be bringing up talk about pies and Chicago. Totally White Monkey approved with wooden booths or tables - and kid friendly too. 19 North Court Square, Newnan 770-683-2683 Mon - Sun: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Bee’z Eat’s Tucked in a small cluster of stores on Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. is Bee’z Eat’s. So awesome they don’t even have a web page. You can check out their menu, which is drawn up on dry erase boards, on their Facebook photo page. Let’s just say their cheesesteak is arguably the best in town. Grown men have cried over their Mac and Cheese. Shrimp and Oyster Po’Boys the way God meant; shrimp and grits and hot dogs the length of a kid’s arm. Fried, grilled or however you want,
Bee’z handles the cooking, while his wife Diane takes care of the front. You just have to go. 395 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. Newnan • 678-673-6847 Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m to 8 p.m.
The Mexican Store
Down Hwy. 29 South are a couple of buildings housing a laundromat and a Hispanic grocery. The Mexican Store caters to all things Mexican, including a large meat section. And there’s an in-house taqueria/grill. You can get authentic Mexican dishes like carnitas, chicharrones, tacos, burritos and Mexican style beef and lamb BBQ. Great food, great price. 272 Greenville St., Newnan • 470-414-7179 Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
JR’s BBQ If you are ever down driving in the south part of the county near the Coweta County Fairgrounds, roll down your window and follow your nose. If you’ve got a hankering for “I need some BBQ NOW,” well, JR’s BBQ is right there on Pine Road. There is a massive cooker right outside, so you can’t miss it. Just run up to the trailer and ask Nat and Angie for a pulled pork sandwich, a BBQ plate, smoked sausage and other delights. You can also get Brunswick Stew by the gallon. In and out, the way a BBQ joint should be. 191 Pine Road, Newnan • 404-391-3846 Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CASH ONLY
Healthy Food Cafe with a Touch of Thai In the mood for some Asian food? How about a “Touch of Thai” at the fairly new Healthy Food Cafe located across the street from the Coweta County Administrative Building? They’ve got Chicken Stir Fry with Broccoli, Thai Dumplings, Curry Soups, Boba and Thai teas and much, and we mean, much more. Be careful when you say you want it spicy, because it will make your head sweat ordered that way. But it will clear any congestion out too. James handles the front and makes the healthy drinks, while wife Ladda is the master chef. 33 East Broad Street, Newnan • 770-683-6644 Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Coweta Country Junction There are probably more chicken wing restaurants around these parts than BBQ places, which is saying something for the South. And some have more flavors than you can count. But for something completely different, you need to check out the Coweta Country Junction on Hwy. 29. You would not think a gas station/convenience store would be known for their wings. You would be wrong. Their wings are battered up and they are fried. And they are big and they are delicious. The only flavor you get is some hot sauce they provide on the side. Seriously, these are some wings. You might want to call ahead and order some to make sure they are ready for you. 1502 US-29, Newnan • 770-253-5999 Monday - Sunday Got a favorite joint? Let us know about it and we’ll check it out:
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(You could probably call Kermit Perry “Mr. Sports.” He has done just about everything from being a track and football coach at Darlington in Rome and Richmond Academy in Augusta; to director of recreation for Coweta County; to assistant athletics director at the University of Georgia and Auburn University.) Briefly describe yourself and what you do Today, I am happily retired after a career involving recreation, coaching and SEC Athletics administration. Being involved with young folks and athletics has kept me current and active in the community. Presently, I enjoy serving on the board for the Coweta Sports Hall of Fame and playing golf at White Oak. Best piece of business advice you’ve received. Seek the advice of those you respect, but don’t be afraid to implement new ideas
with Kermit Perry Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know I play the piano. Stopped taking lessons in ninth grade because it conflicted with football practice. You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why My father, Coach “Spec” Towns, Jesse Owens, Joe DiMaggio, Jerry Clower, my son. It would be an evening filled with respect, appreciation, admiration and laughter. Name an as yet unfulfilled dream Qualifying for the 1956 Olympics as a high hurdler. My opportunity was abandoned due to being hospitalized from food poisoning the night before qualifying races. Your favorite quote and why
If I had it to do over …
If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be …
I would change very little. Each experience brought valuable lifelong friendships and contributed professionally to my career.
If I wasn’t involved in athletics, I would have enjoyed teaching on the college level.
You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take? Alan Jackson - “Precious Memories,” Patsy Cline “Live at the Opry,” Johnny Cash - “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.” The Bible, the latest John Grisham book, Band of Brothers
“As long as you are green, you’ll continue to grow. But once you’re ripe. You begin to decay.” Coach “Spec” Towns. Coach Towns’ high expectations and encouragement were primarily responsible for my accomplishments both on and off the track.
Your go-to food. The Varsity, two chili dogs and a PC
What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own
Dogs or cats? Dogs! I share my bed with my wife, Betsy, and a ten-pound Shih tzu … both whom I love dearly.
Attack your goals with passion and enthusiasm. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe.
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The Tips, Trends & Trendsetters with Corby Carlin Winters Each month I strive to share current trends and ideas that are popular and impact our lives in positive ways. It is so hard to imagine that summer is here. Many are headed to the beach while others are opting for the Staycation. I love covering style, fashion, health, wellness, beauty, relationships and everyday life tips and trends. It is my desire to bring you a variety of fun topics and sometimes, life-changing trends. I hope you enjoy them and please feel free to share The Paper and The Shopper with friends and family. There are things however, that are just trendy and a passing fad. I am not so fond of covering those but sometimes it is just fun to see what those latest fads are and how long will they actually stay around.
Spinners, Gadgets & Stress Managers Spinners are all the rage for kids, at least that is what the SONs are telling me and all the other kiddos I meet. I am sure, unless you are under a rock or are never around children, you will have heard of these.
children with ADD and ADHD focus as it is something they can do with their hands and that in turn helps them stay on task in the classroom. Some teachers love them and others not are not so fond of this trend or fad. I recently spoke with one teacher who said she was fine with spinners as long as the kids were more focused on her then on the spinner. Our Eldest just got his fourth or fifth one. Winters has a small flat rock he carries with him. I have one of those comfort crosses and I hold it and it fits perfectly in my hand. Some may even use a rosary, but whatever your choice in helping you deal with life and stress is a great thing to me.
Summertime Reading Is A Must It is alway fun to see what others are reading this summer. It is always good for the soul and mind to read. Reading keeps your brain active and that is a must as we age. It also helps you continue to be a lifetime learner. Making time to read each day is a great long term habit. You can head to our local libraries and pick up great books and do not forget our free libraries in area neighborhoods. I think it is really cool that Drakkel Smith’s Eagle project was building these Free Libraries and you can check out his handy work and his community contributions at elementary schools including Elm Street, Atkinson, Northside, Ruth Hill and the Newnan Utilities Park. You can also shop our local shops, which carry many books as well. Of course you know I am going to recommend The Little Black Dress and The SONs of Thunder ~ Recipes on Life and Food as well as Everyone Needs a Sam. Just a little plug since Winters wrote them. Ask your friends what they are reading. I do this all the time and I’ve found those who share similar books make great friends as well. Angela Muson loves Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Lisa Anne recommends Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. Tina Mann is reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I have so many books I love I can’t even begin to list them. Barry Isear loves Green Eggs and Ham as does Winters.
Vision Boards Help Dreams Become Reality That being said, evidently I must admit being under a rock for a few months. It is funny when I was a young gal I used to play with Playdough.Winters played with silly putty and we played with our pets. We didn’t have electronic games we could take anywhere, anytime, and television that we could watch in our cars. It was a different time indeed. Now this Generation X and Millennials have cell phones, iPads and are now carrying spinners wherever they go. Our youngest SON shared with me that spinners were allowed in the classroom to help their friends focus in class. It is known that gadgets can help
It can be easy to get off track and lose focus for our dreams and goals. But goals and plans are a huge key to success. I love vision and dream boards. Summer is a perfect time to create one for yourself and even with your children. Goal setting can be a key to making those dreams a reality. Seeing your visions in pictures and in words can play a huge impact on your mind, body and spirit.
The Bible says, “Where there is no vision people perish.” I am a very visual person and love art and creating things out of nothing. But whether you have a creative flare or not you can create a vision board, which can be highly beneficial to you. Your vision board should be inclusive, inspiring and focused. No two will be alike. They are your creation. Here is what you need to get started: Scissors, magazines, pictures, glue and anything that will inspire you. You can put anything on them. They can certainty be three dimensional. But please know a vision board holds no power. They are not magical and I personally do not believe in the law of attraction. I do believe however, where you put your focus and attention you will move toward that very thing. Similar to negative and positive self talk. I also know you reap what you sow and whatever you set your mind on you will move toward it and more than likely receive that. Vision Boards help cast a vision for what you want your life to look like and how to get there.
Yellow Is The Color of the Season Every season a color seems to pop up as the in color. If you haven’t heard this season the color is yellow and I am in luck because I do love yellow although most of you may know Winters calls me the LBD for a reason. I adore my black dresses and love wearing black. My father used to call me Johnny Cash but I do prefer the Little black Dress. But yellow and black make a fabulous combo. Trust me! There are many shades of yellow so before you say “yellow is not on my color wheel” think again. There are all shades and tones such as
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Did you miss Miss Mississippi?
If color is intimidating to you then think like a stylist. Ease into it with something such as a purse, scarf or necklace. Accenting with yellow is a great idea, but be sure it’s the right shade for you. Remember the the famous line from the movie The Blind Side when Sandra Bullock’s character shares this critical fashion tip that goes something like this” “Remember if you don’t love it in the store then you won’t love it at home. You love it most in the store.” This is a fashion classic timeless truth.
Pillows Are A Quick Pick Me Up For Your House Want to make a quick change? Pillows can do that and bring life and fun to your home. Want a quick new look or fluff up your house? A perfect way to do so is with throw pillows. You can find them at every price. Recently, Wesley Woods redecorated the foyer and sitting area near the entrance and used a lovely touch of an Asian theme. Newnan designer Val Cranford of Cranford Interiors created a lovely ambiance. The fabric and colors transformed the space. So whether you are doing a whole revamp or just want to switch things up a bit, pillows and great fabrics are a wonderful way to do just that. I have so many pillows that Winters once said that our pillows were having babies and multiplying. You can find pillows in a wide variety of prices. At Fabritique Boutique, owner Kelley Keary can custom design just what you are looking for. You can purchase fabulous fabrics and Kelley makes custom pillows, cushions and and outdoor cushions.
Miss Missisippi traveled from Vicksburg to Newnan’s Grit & Grace for pointe shoe fittings. Grit & Grace will continue to work with her until her debut at the Miss America Pageant in September. She will be performing a classical ballet reportoire en pointe for her talent portion of the Pageant. She and her team were referred to us due to our reputatable point shoe fittings. Good words travel.
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Newnan’s own Katie Brown, Tyler McDonald, & Sarah Joseph in
Southside Theatre Guild’s play The Diviners Set in the early days of the Depression in a small southern Indiana town, The Diviners tells the story of an ex-preacher and his fateful encounter with a strangely gifted, strangely cursed teenage boy, Buddy Layman. Their encounter opens for the audience a story of trauma, loss and fear as the play explores the story of an ex-preacher who has turned away from his former calling in search of more real, more earthly values. Protected but misunderstood by his widowed father and younger sister and alienated by his wild ways from the rest of the tiny town, Buddy develops a deep kinship with the stranger as we witness his gift and phobia for water unfold.
Corby is known to many as a Power Shopper, the Little Black Dress and a fashionista. She’s crazy about shoes, clothes, accessories, and of course leopard prints. She loves writing, speaking, ministering, life coaching and being with friends, Winters and the SONSs of Thunder. Let Corby know you enjoy her trends … email@example.com
He asks the ex-preacher to help him make sense of the confusing things he’s heard about heaven, the place where he’s been told his mother went after she drowned. Reminiscent of John Steinbeck, The Diviners explores deep dramatic waters as the destiny of these two fateful souls are irrevocably intertwined. But how does the story end? You will have to see it to believe it.
Southside Theatre Guild, Fairburn 20 W Campbellton St, Fairburn, GA 30213 July 13-23 Thursday –Saturday 8pm Sunday 2:30pm. For tickets visit www.stgplays.com
Sarah Joseph (Jennie Mae), Brian Walsh (Ferris), and Tyler McDonald (Buddy)
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Piedmont Newnan Celebrates NICU Graduates Over 100 people attended the recent Piedmont Newnan Hospital Preemie Party on Saturday, June 24, 2017, reuniting NICU graduates with physicians and staff. Since becoming a level III NICU in May 2015, Piedmont Newnan has cared for over 360 premature or critically-ill newborns, keeping families close to home. “The annual preemie party is a day to celebrate all of our NICU families and miracle preemie babies,” said Ashley Maxwell, clinical manager of Piedmont Newnan’s NICU. “Since their first breath, these babies have surprised us with each milestone and we celebrate all their accomplishments and places they’ll go!”
The Dr. Seuss themed party was filled with fun and activities, including a special appearance by the Cat and the Hat and his mischievous friends, Thing 1 and Thing 2. Families took home a keepsake book and while there enjoyed a slideshow with photos of each child along with their name, birthdate and birth weight so they could see how far their babies have come. “When you have a baby in the NICU, you become a family with the nurses, doctors, staff and fellow parents,” said Maxwell. “We all look forward to this event each year and thank all our families for attending and celebrating their journeys with us!”
Piedmont Newnan Hospital receives Get with the Guidelines Award Piedmont Newnan Hospital has received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor RollSM Elite Plus. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. To receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for at least 12 consecutive months and during the same period achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures. To qualify for the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. If given intravenously in the first three hours after the start of stroke symptoms, tPA has been shown to significantly reduce the effects of stroke and lessen the chance of permanent disability. Piedmont Newnan earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment
of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams follow the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. “Piedmont Newnan continues to strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients. The recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke further reinforces our team’s hard work,” said Debbie Camp, Stroke Program Manager. Piedmont Newnan is a Primary Stroke Center, featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department. The stroke team at Piedmont Newnan Hospital was also recently recognized by the Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry as a Coverdell Champion Hospital of the Year among medium-sized hospitals.
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FOOD ZONE WHITE
Over the years we’ve tried out various recipes on friends. Because of their willingness to serve as food tasters, we always name the dish after them. And in our latest book, The Little Black Dress and the SONS of Thunder - Recipes on Life and Food, we also include the story of how we came up with the dish, followed by the actual recipe. So here’s “The Warren’s ‘Okay This Is Better Than Ethiopian Food’ Rosemary and Crab Chicken.” Kelly Warren has been one of Corby’s, also known as the Little Black Dress, dearest friends for ages. In fact, they met in the woods, but that’s another story. The LBD and I went to see Kelly get hitched to Jeff in New York, and it was at that time Kelly gave me “suggestions” on what type of wedding ring The Dress would like. Amazing how women stick together. Anyway, Jeff and Kelly came down to our wedding in Oklahoma and we all planned for them to come down to Washington, D.C., after we got settled there. Well, they finally made it and wanted to go have Ethiopian food. For some reason, I don’t see the connection between “food” and “Ethiopia” so I convinced The Dress to convince Kelly and Jeff to come to our house for dinner instead. Now, knowing I had to beat these New Yorkers’ ideas of “great Ethiopian food,” I spent about six hours digging through every cookbook I have. With a hint from that book and an idea from another and so on, this is what we came up with. It must have worked, nothing was left. Rosemary and Crab Chicken Serves 4 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless and pounded to ¼-inch thickness 2 eggs 1 cup bread crumbs ½ cup of rosemary leaves 1 small can of crab, get it fresh if you can 1 tomato, diced 3 scallions diced. Pound the chicken breasts between some saran wrap with a meat tenderizer (those weird hammer looking devices, although I have used a wine bottle in a pinch) or some such thing until they are one-quarter inch thick. Pound starting from the middle and work your way out by pushing it with said device. Mix the eggs up in a bowl. Dredge the chicken in the eggs then let the excess drip off. Put the bread crumbs in a dinner plate. Sprinkle the chicken with the rosemary leaves and then place them one at a time in the bread crumbs. You want to completely cover the chicken with the crumbs. Do that with each one and set aside. Get a large skillet and put a couple of teaspoons or so of olive oil in and turn on to medium high heat. Put each of the breasts in and cook about 4 minutes on each side. Don’t let them dry out, if that happens, add a little more oil. After they are done, put each one on a dinner plate, or whatever floats your boat. Take the crab and put some on top of each breast. (You can heat the crab up in a little butter beforehand if you want). Follow that with the diced tomatoes and scallions Enjoy … A postscript. Treasure time with your friends, especially those whom you love just hanging out with around some great food and conversation. You never know what life holds in store. A little more than a year ago, Kelly was at a restaurant in New York, She headed downstairs and somehow, tripped and fell. She went into a coma and never woke up. She died five days later. Life is short. Treasure those moments with friends. (John A. Winters is publisher of The Paper. He lives in Coweta County with his wife, Corby, aka the Little Black Dress, and their three sons, affectionately known as the SONS of Thunder.)
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WEEK DAYS Coweta County Senior Services, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MONDAYS @ Central Community Center, 85 Literary Lane, Newnan next to the Central Library and soccer fields .TUESDAYS @ Welcome Community Center WEDNESDAYS @ Senoia Community Center THURSDAYS @ Panther Creek Community Center in Sargent 770.252.6429 JULY 12 … WEDNESDAY Doc Atoms (Family activities for all ages) 10:30 a.m. He’s coming and he means some serious science business. Doc Atoms will present a fun and educational science show featuring his mad scientist skills! Always wondered what kinds of shenanigans scientists get up to? Join us and find out! Registration is required. Senoia Library, 148 Pylant Street Senoia, GA 30276 • 770.599.3537 JULY 13 … THURSDAY Cirque du Todd Show at 10 a.m. Part of Carnegie’s July 2017 Children’s Programs. A Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation presentation. It’s a wacky, witty, one of a kind performance. Cirque du Todd combines juggling, circus skills, a little magic, and a mix of comedy and reading encouragement. Call 770-683-1347 one week in advance to reserve seats. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info! YA Life Skills 101 at 2:30 p.m. The Newnan Carnegie Presents Life Hacks: Life Skills 101. Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilds of college dorm living or the apartment jungle? Find out in Life Skills 101, a Carnegie Young Adult Program. Ages 14 and up. Please call 770-683-1347 to reserve your spot. All programs at the Carnegie are open to the public and free of charge. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan www.newnancarnegie.com July 14 … FRIDAY Little Library Ribbon Cutting Habitat for Humanity will host Little Library Ribbon Cutting on July 14th, 12 PM at Newnan DFCS, 533 U.S. 29, Newnan, GA 30263 July 14 … FRIDAY The Great Mouse Detective 7:30 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company’s 2017 Summer Movie Madness. Tickets $5. 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 http://www.newnantheatre.org July 14 … FRIDAY Downtown Newnan Summer Bar Crawl Downtown Newnan from 6 to 11 p.m. Must be 21+. Some of Newnan’s finest participating: The Cellar, Rednexican, RPM, Meat ‘n Greet, The Alamo. Register at The Cellar.. Tickets available at http://www.eventbrite.com JULY 15 … SATURDAY Antiques Appraisal Event On Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. til 5 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot in downtown Newnan, Newnan Coweta Historical Society hosts “Trash OR Treasure -- “What’s in Your Attic?” The event will include brief lectures on popular collection items such as art, dolls, jewelry, furniture, books, textiles, comics and toys. Appraisers and specialists deliver the talks, give background information and reveal the worth of entries submitted for appraisal. Entry tickets are $25 for every item entered with a July 1
deadline and can be purchased at www.eventbrite. com, or by link from the NCHS webpage, the Trash OR Treasure Facebook page, by calling 770-2510207 or by visiting the NCHS headquarters at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson St, Newnan, GA 30263. Entrants may purchase as many tickets as they like. Non-entry tickets available for just $5. 60 East Broad St., Newnan, GA 30263 Rogue One • July 15 A Star Wars Story 8 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company’s 2017 Summer Movie Madness. Tickets $5. 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 http://www.newnantheatre.org JULY 15 … SATURDAY Bottle Rocket Build & Launch ChildrenConnect Museum will host Science Saturday: Bottle Rocket Build & Launch (ages 4+), 10:30 a.m. & 12 p.m. Design and build a water powered rocket using recycled materials and launch in the park! Registration Required at www. childrenconnectmuseum.com/events $5 per child. Info:www.childrenconnectmuseum.com Low Cost Vaccine Clinic • July 15 HELP Spay/Neuter Clinic vaccine clinic from 9-10:45 a.m. First come, first served. Flea, tick prevention medications available as well as heartworm prevention meds for dogs. Rabies, microchip, DHPP, kennel cough, leptospirosis, deworming, heartworm tests for dogs. Rabies, microchip, FVRCP, FELV, deworming and combo tests for cats. No exam fee. 12 The Crescent, Newnan, GA 30263 JULY 17 … MONDAY Magic Show with Ken Scott Ken Scott “Build it and Read it” Magic Show! Ken and his puppet friend ‘CROCO’ will present a hilarious kick-off performance featuring unbelievable magic, comedy, storytelling and lots of audience participation. No Registration Required All Ages are Welcomed! All ages. From 2 to 3 p.m. For registration, call Central Library at (770) 6832052. Registration is required. Central Branch Library • 770-683-2052 85 Literary Lane, Newnan, GA 30265 JULY 18 … TUESDAY Carnegie’s Printmaking Ages 7-14 The Carnegie Library presents Just My Imagination Printmaking - sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art at 10 a.m. A hands on workshop led by artist Jackie Slayton Methe that teaches printmaking and ink painting and drawing. Free. All supplies provided. Space is limited, call for reservations. Adulting 101: Managing Your Budget Delta Community Credit Union and Newnan Carnegie partner together and present “Adulting 101” a series of financial programs for those 20 years and beyond to help navigate life. Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan www.newnancarnegie.com Coweta Farmers Market Wednesday around the downtown Square, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. http://www.mainstreetnewnan.com JULY 19 … WEDNESDAY Animal Adventures: Performing Pony Painting Party (Family activities for all ages) 10:30 a.m. Animal Adventures’ adorable 32 inch mini pony offers a unique opportunity for program
attendees of all ages to get creative and have fun! The party begins with an educational introduction to Clover, our sweet and safe 32 inch mini pony! Participants of all ages are interact with Clover, paint authentic horseshoes and those under 50 pounds are invited to ride Clover! Registration is required. Senoia Library, 148 Pylant Street Senoia, GA 30276 • 770.599.3537 NewnaNights • July 20 Good Music 6-8 p.m. South Court Square, downtown Newnan http://www.mainstreetnewnan.com Toy Story 2 • July 21 7:30 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company’s 2017 Summer Movie Madness. Tickets $5. 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 http://www.newnantheatre.org JULY 22 … SATURDAY Farmers Market The Coweta County Farmer’s Market is hosted at the Asa M. Powell Sr. Expo Center on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, fresh cut flowers, plants and much more! 197 Temple Ave., Newnan JULY 27 … THURSDAY Gallopade Back-to-Schooza Festival Thursday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free Community Event hosted by local award-winning children’s book publisher, Gallopade International. Book Signings! Bounce House! Food Trucks! Giveaways! Games and Activities! Plus Warehouse Book Sale! 611 Hwy 74 S, Peachtree City - parking lot in front of suite 2000 (adjacent to the Home Plate field). www.backtoschooza.com JULY 27 … THURSDAY Summer Music Fun with Music Schools International at The Carnegie, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan www.newnancarnegie.com Hair Spray • July 27-29 Superintendent’s Theatre Arts Resource S.T.A.R 2017 will be performing Hairspray 7 p.m. each night at The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing & Visual Arts. Tickets are $15 www.thenixoncentre.net 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan, GA 30265 JULY 29 … SATURDAY Farmers Market The Coweta County Farmer’s Market is hosted at the Asa M. Powell Sr. Expo Center on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, fresh cut flowers, plants and much more! 197 Temple Ave., Newnan Black Boot & Tie • July 29 The West Georgia Technical College Foundation has announced that John Michael Montgomery will headline its 16th anniversary Black Tie & Boots concert at the WGTC Murphy Campus in Waco on Saturday, July 29. The event includes a buffet dinner starting at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 8 p.m. www.westgatech.edu/foundation Screen on the Square Rescheduled for August 4 http://www.mainstreetnewnan.com
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The Carnegie and Newnan Coweta Art Association rotate art for the summer The Summer NewnaNights, hosted by MainStreet Newnan, will feature family friendly music and entertainment on South Court Square ~ Thursdays, July 13 & 20 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. There will be various festivities, games, rides, and vendor booths/ sponsor booths. Downtown businesses will stay open late and feature specials and promotions for shoppers and guests. Visit the website for more information and updates. www.mainstreetnewnan.com
First Day of School Friday, August 4 AUGUST 5 … FIRST SATURDAYS Market Day Market Day is hosted by Main Street Newnan on the first Saturday of every month from April-December, around the courthouse square in downtown Newnan, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-of-a-kind items each month. http://www.mainstreetnewnan.com AUGUST 5 … FIRST SATURDAYS Walk With The Doc Piedmont Newnan Hospital is hosting our monthly Walk with a Doc the first Saturday of the month (May-Nov) at 8:30 a.m. at the Piedmont Fitness Center in downtown Newnan, right before Market Days. Each month will feature a different physician. 26 West Court Square, downtown Newnan www.piedmont.org/docwalk • 877.527.3712 AUGUST 5 … SATURDAY Around the World Wine Tasting Join us for an evening from Around the World Wine Tasting benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta - Newnan-Coweta Clubs Saturday, August 5 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Newnan’s Historic Train Depot, 60 East Broad Street. To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, visit www.bgcma.org/2017cowetawine AUGUST 5 … SATURDAY NTC’s Marriage, Moonshine & Mayhem Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Attend and see if you can solve the crimes as Newnan Theatre Company presents “Marriage, Moonshine and Mayhem,” the annual interactive murder mystery. Tickets are $35 per person and are available online or by calling the theatre at 770683-6282. Contact artistic director Tony Daniel at email@example.com with any questions. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 http://www.newnantheatre.org To Kill A Mockingbird August 17-20, 24-27 Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 http://www.newnantheatre.org The Turin Antique Tractor Pull August 19
The Carnegie and the Newnan Coweta Art Association partner up to present a variety of art for the art gallery on the second floor. The Newnan Coweta Art Association has provided a new exhibit for the summer. “Our program and meeting room attendees really enjoy strolling through the art gallery. The Newnan Coweta Art Association has once again provided us with a wonderful variety of paintings,” said Amy Mapel, Carnegie Director. The NCAA artists being displayed will be the following: Susan Boehms Harris • Laura Belle Walker Donna Massey • Deborah McNeil Ruth Whittaker • Mary Ann Madsen Ellie Farrington • Jenny Jones Sheri Anderson • Ellen Guillory Suzanne Caldwell • June Chambers Ken Hamilton • Marc Stewart Karen DeFelix • Don Bilsky Cecil Cornwell • Rusty Sharp To find out more regarding the art or upcoming programs, please contact The Carnegie Library at 770-683-1347. The Carnegie Library is located on the historical downtown square at 1 LaGrange Street Newnan, Georgia 30263.
NTC’s annual interactive murder mystery Marriage, Moonshine & Mayhem August 5
July is here upon us already and it is time for me to share another rare treasure from around the Courthouse Square, the best kept secret of all of Georgia. New Beginnings is a unique store, a non-profit organization that accepts donated household items such as clothing, furniture, shoes, children’s toys and much more. Everything in the store is sold at a low price with the proceeds going to support The Community Welcome House for women and children of domestic violence. This is a win win for bargain hunters, as they can add needed items to their own household at a low cost and do a good deed all at the same time. New Beginnings also has a very large selection of books, most of which are in like-new condition and sold from 50 cents up to $2 or $3. I suggest that you buy a double armload of books, take them home, read them and donate them back to new Beginnings for another win win. New Beginnings also accepts volunteers to help out on certain days. Should you like to be a volunteer, come see Tony Caro, the store manager, a nice young man that has the busy job of sorting through all the donated items and getting them ready for sale. The store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be sure to tell Tony that Mr. Personality sent you and ask him if he has any wooden nickels. I suggest you do your bargain hunting at New Beginnings on a Wednesday so you can take advantage of the Farmer’s Market and their bargains as well. Each Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can find the Farmer’s Market set up on the Courthouse Square. Not only will these friendly people sell you fresh, tasty vegetables and local honey, they will be happy to answer any questions you may have about their produce. I now know more about honey bees, goat milk and soap than I did thanks to the Farmer’s Market. You can bring your children for a fun and educational experience.
Come see if you can solve the crimes as Newnan Theatre Company presents “Marriage, Moonshine and Mayhem,” the annual interactive murder mystery. Tickets are $35 per person and are available online or by calling the theatre at 770-683-6282. Contact artistic director Tony Daniel at artistic-director@ newnantheatre.org with any questions. Tickets need to be purchased by Thursday, August 3 so that we can plan the menu. Check out the Facebook page or website www. newnantheatre.org for more information and to buy tickets.
The Courthouse Square is a treasure in and of itself, filled with interesting, friendly people and a great place to shop and socialize at random as you butterfly from one amazing store to another. I am surprised that more artists are not taking full advantage of the opportunity to paint on the Courthouse Square. I do see many people walking around with cameras from time to time and it is my greatest intention to encourage more people to come and discover my heaven on earth, the Courthouse Square. Anytime you find yourself on the Courthouse Square be sure to look for me and come get your free hugs and maybe snap a picture or two. Until next month. Love, Mr. Personality
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6 First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 770.253.8283 mainstreetnewnan.com
Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269 770-631-0630 http://www.amphitheater.org/
LIVE MUSIC 19 W Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.2526 http://thealamonewnan.com/event-calendar/
NewnaNights Thursday, June 13 and June 20, 6-8 p.m. The Summer NewnaNights features family friendly music and entertainment.Each event will take place on South Court Square, where streets will be closed and used to stage entertainment and host crowds. Food trucks as well. Coweta County Farmers Market Every Wednesday: July 19 and 26, August 2, 9, 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come check out locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and fresh cut flowers. Screen on the Square Friday, August 4, 8 p.m. weather permitting Market Day Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-of-a-kind items each month. Market favorites include: fresh locally grown produce, honey, jams and jellies, salsa, pottery, art, children’s clothing, hand-woven baskets, leather products, fresh baked goods, handcrafted furniture, birdhouses, wood-art, fiberart, wreaths, floral design, and much more! __________________________________ __________________________________ send events to firstname.lastname@example.org __________________________________
II Tone Def Friday, July 14, 9 p.m. Newnan’s favorite DJ duo II Tone Def are back! Wear your dancing shoes and forget those work week blues. Jams begin at 9 pm sharp! Musicology Band Camp Saturday, July 15, 2 p.m. These local Musicology students are bringing you a performance you will not want to miss. All ages, all skill levels, all you need to be proud our Newnan’s youngest and finest. Corbette Jackson Saturday, July 15, 8 p.m. Francisco Vidal Saturday, July 22, 9:30 p.m. The Francisco Vidal Band, an acoustic, rock/ pop power trio, hails from Atlanta and will light your rock and roll fire. Fronted by Atlanta guitarist/singer/songwriter Francisco Vidal, FVB ﬁlls venues with loyal fans–old and new. Paul Crutchﬁeld Sunday sessions, every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Sit back, relax and take in the soulful sounds of local artist Parker Crutchfield. __________________________________ 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan 770-683-6328 http://www.thecellarnewnan.com/events __________________________________ After Hours with 12JIP C’s Friday, July 14, 9-11:45 p.m. Saturday Startup with Jeanine Saturday, July 15, 2-5 p.m.
24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6282 • http://www.newnantheatre.org/ Marriage, Moonshine and Mayhem Saturday, August 5, 7:30 p.m. Come see if you can solve the crimes as Newnan Theatre Company presents “Marriage, Moonshine and Mayhem,” the annual interactive murder mystery. Tickets are $35 per person and are available online or by calling the theatre at 770-683-6282. Contact artistic director Tony Daniel at artistic-director@ newnantheatre.org with any questions.
After Hours with Joe Jack Band Saturday, July 15, 9-11:45 p.m. After Hours with James Ferguson Friday, July 21, 9-11:45 p.m. __________________________________
2017 Spotlight Shows July 28 - Shining Star Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Aug 18 - Petty Vs. Clapton featuring The Pettybreakers & Journeyman __________________________________ Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park 110 Smith Street, LaGrange, GA 30240 706-298-5434 http://www.sweetland.events/ Sunsets at Sweetland Friday, August 4 Live music by The Headhunters. At 9:00 pm, a free movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will be shown on Sweetland’s great lawn. This is a picnic-approved event! Bring your own food and drinks, blankets and chairs to enjoy this family friendly event. Limited concessions will be available for purchase at Sweetland. Chairs available on a first come, first served basis. __________________________________
McRitchie-Hollie Museum 75 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 770.251.0207 newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com Trash or Treasure Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Is what’s in our attic or barn trash or treasure? Find out at a special one-day event modeled after the Antique Roadshow. For more information see their website at newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com or call. Historic Train Depot 60 E. Broad St., Newnan __________________________________
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Tickets need to be purchased by Thursday, August 3 so that we can plan the menu. To Kill a Mockingbird Adopted by Christopher Sergel, from novel by Harper Lee. August 17-20, 24-27. Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. __________________________________
2017 Summer Concerts July 15 - Brian McKnight Aug. 5 - Richard Marx performing with The Atlanta Pops Orchestra
The Carnegie Library 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan 770.683.1347 https://www.newnancarnegie.com/ __________________________________
__________________________________ Princess Ariel visit July 29, 1-3 p.m. Princess Ariel swims to Lillian Gardens to meet all the kids and have lots of fun, games and snacks. The Princess encourages Summer Hawaiian attire or Princess Sundresses to help set the mood. Be sure to register right away as seats are limited. For tickets visit http://www.eventbrite.com and call 770-251-1206 with questions. Something Special at Lillian Gardens 83 Greenville St., Newnan __________________________________
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Chattahoochee Bend State Park 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263
www.gastateparks.org/ChattahoocheeBend More info call: 770.254.7271 Water Gun Fun • Saturday, July 22 Shoot at targets and spray each other with water. Bring a friend and join a team! For more information visit http://www.georgiastateparks.org or call 770-254-7271 Hooch Hike and Paddle Saturday, June 29, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Get the best of both worlds at the Bend -- a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the bend boat launch and break for lunch. Then, a short instruction session to get you on your way; a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+ $12 per person plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling Saturday, July 29, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Grab your glow sticks and light bracelets and come out for family fun outdoor bowling. Bring a dim light or use glow sticks for light (no bright phone lights or flashlights, please). All ages. Cash only. $3 per person $5 parking. 770-254-7271. __________________________________
NCG Cinemas at Fischer Crossings 55 Fischer Crossings Blvd., Sharpsburg 678-326-4460 www.ncgmovies.com
The Legacy Theatre 1175 Senoia Road, Suite C., Tyrone, GA., 30290 http://www.thelegacytheatre.org/ __________________________________ Beauty and the Beast July 7 - August 6 Tuesday - Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays 3 p.m. __________________________________
140 W Wieuca Rd NW Atlanta 404.233.2227 https://www.facebook. com/chastainpark amphitheatre/ Carpenters Remembered Sat., July 15, 8 p.m The Moody Blues Sun., July 23, 8 p.m. Nashville In Concert Wed., July 26
Regal Cinemas Georgian 14 Ashley Park 237 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan 844.462.7342 www.regmovies.com
Carmike 10 87 Newnan Station Dr. Newnan 770.252.8110 https://www.carmike. com/ga/carmike10-newnan-ga _____________
Retro Futura Tour Fri., July 28, 7 p.m. Foreigner Sat., July 29, 7 p.m.
Serenby Playhouse 9110 Selborne Lane Suite 210 Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 770-463-1110 http://www.serenbeplayhouse.com/ Robin Hood June 2 - August 13 Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. Sundays 2 p.m. The Farmer’s Market Hideaway
Blondie Sun., August 6, 7 p.m. Mary Chapin Carpenter Thurs., Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Air Supply Fri., August 11, 8 p.m.
Cabaret Wednesdays - Sundays 8 p.m. The Open Air Kit Kat Club __________________________________
Atlanta Braves July 14, Friday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:35 p.m. July 15, Saturday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:10 p.m. July 16, Sunday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 1:35 p.m. July 17, Monday vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:35 p.m. July 18, Tuesday vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:35 p.m. July 19, Wednesday vs. Chicago Cubs, 12:10 p.m. Aug. 1, Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:35 p.m. Aug. 2, Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:35 p.m. Aug. 3, Thursday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:35 p.m. Aug. 4, Friday vs. Miami Marlins, 7:35 p.m. Aug. 5, Saturday vs. Miami Marlins, 7:10 p.m. Aug. 6, Sunday vs. Miami Marlins, 1:35 p.m. Aug. 8, Tuesday vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:35 a.m. Aug. 9, Wednesday vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:35 p.m. Home Games at SunTrust Park. Ticket prices range from $5-$143, depending on opponent For info, call 404-577-9100 or visit www.Braves.com • https://www.mlb.com/braves __________________________________
Southside Theatre Company July 29, Saturday vs. Orlando City, 5 p.m..
PO Box 616, Fairburn, GA 30213 770-969-0956 http://www.stgplays.com/
Home Games at Bobby Dodd Stadium Ticket prices range from $25-$269 For info, call 678-420-7200 or visit www.Atlutd.com _____________
The Diviners July 13, 14, 15, 16 (matinee) 20, 21, 22, 23 (matinee). __________________________________
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Ticket prices range from $18-$58 For info, call 877977-7729 or visit www.dream.wnba.com __________________________________
The Falcons http://www. atlanta falcons.com/ ____________
Idina Menzel Sat., July 22, 8 p.m. Barry Manilow July 27, 7:30 p.m. Bryson Tiller Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. An American in Paris Musical August 15-20
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL July 18, Tuesday vs. San Antonio Stars, 11:30 a.m. July 25, Tuesday vs. Phoenix Mercury, 7 p.m. July 28, Friday vs. Minnesota Lynx, 7:30 p.m. July 30, Sunday vs. Washington Mystics, 3 p.m. Aug. 8, Tuesday vs. Minnesota Lynx, 7 p.m. Aug. 11, Friday vs. New York Liberty, 7:30 p.m.
660 Peachtree St NE (at Ponce de Leon Ave NE), Atlanta 404.881.2100 http://foxtheatre.org
1523 Lower Fayettevile Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 770.254.2787 • www.thenixoncentre.com Check out our calendar on website. __________________________________
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The Film Fix with Jonathan W. Hickman Streaming Selects American Gods (Starz - Sundays 10PM) Probably one of the most interesting and thoughtprovoking shows on television, “American Gods” might prove to be one of the most controversial as well. The serialization of writer Neil Gaiman’s novel builds a modern religious mythology in which the old gods clash with new ones. These “gods” are created based on the hopes, fears, and desires of the human populace.
Hence, we get a new god of media played in an ever-entertaining fashion by Gillian Anderson, who often appears as a celebrity or character from popular culture. Anderson is chewing up the role, playing various gender-bending notables like David Bowie. And in one episode, the ancient deity Vulcan (a wicked and unrecognizable Corbin Bernsen) has found his niche as the god of guns or of bullets forged in a fiery steel plant. The show weaves a fascinating and topical mystery as chief protagonist Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) travels with his boss Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) across the United States searching for other gods to join them in an inevitable epic battle. We learn a little about the mythology with each episode, but the ambiguities constantly add layers of complexity reminiscent of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” It’s an everexpanding fantastical universe. Eventually, you may need a cheat sheet to keep track of the various gods carefully documenting where their allegiances lie.
Okja (Review - Netﬂix - Streaming Now) South Korean filmmaker Joon-ho Bong can’t seem to make a bad film. Since 2003 with his “Memories of Murder” and onto his absolutely gut-wrenching drama “Mother” in 2009, serving as both writer and director he constantly challenges us in unique and artful ways.
And Bong’s “Okja” is equal parts artful and challenging. Easily his most accessible film, it’s another environmental cautionary tale on par with “The Host” but not as dark and depressing as his epic “Snowpiercer.” Without some of the language and a bit of violence, “Okja” might qualify as family enter-
tainment. But Bong is intent on striking a mature tone, one that keeps his message intact and not watered down. The story follows a genetically engineered super pig created by the fictitious Mirando corporation and raised by a kind farmer and his loving grand-daughter Mija (Seo-Hyun Ahn). The hippo-sized beast they name Okja, and she is one special animal. Mija and Okja share a special bond. But as the contract with Mirando nears its end, Okja may be taken from Mija forever. As Okja is spirited away, Mija pursues them to the city and beyond. It’s an adventure that just might reveal Mirando’s true nefarious intentions in the process. The effects blend well with the live-action as Okja develops a real personality and feels very much alive. Shades of Dumbo swirl about, for sure. Anyone who’s seen “Snowpiercer” won’t be surprised that the performances are tweaked to the fantastical max, with Tilda Swinton taking on a dual role as the disturbed Mirando sisters. Jake Gyllenhaal is hard to recognize as he plays the nerdy and conflicted public face of the corporation. But Seo-Hyun Ahn comes off as the most authentic character next to Okja. As Mija, Ahn convinces us that she truly loves the beast, which draws us in and makes us care. While maybe not as epic as “Snowpiercer,” “Okja” is a very solid entry in the Joon-ho Bong canon and indispensable viewing for fans of his fine work. It’s an obvious futuristic satire skewering the meat industry as well as genetically engineered food. This film has a clear agenda, which might make you think twice before frying up that thick marbleized slab of salty bacon.
Arthouse Corner Band Aid (review - July limited release) The Sundance hit also hits very close to home. A relationship dark comedy, this biting look at young marital strife is the brainchild of comedian Zoe Lister-Jones, who also writes and directs here. “Band Aid” starts out funny and light but quickly gets heavy and important as Anna (Lister-Jones) and Ben (“The Mindy Project’s” Adam Pally) try to repair their broken relationship by starting a band. By writing and performing songs that start as martial quarrels, we get an often painful combination of drama and comedy. “Band Aid” is perfect for indie film lovers who are fans of movies like “Obvious Child.”
Friends to the End - Pioneering local attorney
Ryan Monolopolus, along with fellow cast members before a packed house. As one of the stars of the funny and touching short film entitled Friends to the End, Kam realized another step forward in his second career. “I’ve always been interested in acting and was selected as a participant in the Governor’s Honors Program in theater when I was a junior in high school in 1969,” Kam explained to me after the screening. “Now, I’ve got an agent and I do auditions.” Always attentive to presentation during his 40 years as a trial attorney, few attorneys were able to sway a jury like Kam. But he also spent time perfecting his talent as a celebrated magician for decades. It was this showmanship that served him well when the opportunity that Hollywood offered came to town. “As I cut back on my law practice, I wanted to continue to give life and expression to interesting issues so the transition to filmmaking was a natural progression.” Kam admits. “I auditioned for and was cast in a number of projects and became executive producer on several.” On Friends to the End, Kam served as an executive producer as well as one of the movie’s stars. The darkly comic short film tackles the topic of suicide from an unusual perspective—through the eyes of a man and his imaginary best friend. Written and directed by Monolopolus, the story features a middle-aged man named Bobby (played by Bob Bozek) still listening to his imaginary childhood friend, who takes the form of a puppet named Max (voiced by Cameron Garrity). As Bobby’s life becomes more and more complicated by the pressures of family and his job, he finds that the suggestions of Max might not be in his best interests. Attempting to balance his relationship with Max with his relationship with his wife and children proves to be a challenge. Kam can be seen next playing Art Goldman in the short comedy project “The Meaningful Life of Art and Henry.” A preliminary trailer can be found online on FunnyofDie.com.
Michael Kam embarks on new career in movies
Spider-Man: Homecoming (Review - July 7)
On Saturday, June 24th, on the stage at the Plaza theater in Atlanta, attorney turned film producer turned actor Michael Kam stood with his director,
The best installment in the franchise since 2004’s highly regarded “Spider-Man 2,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe embraces the web-crawler wonderfully
____________________________________________________________________ www.thecowetapaper.com | July / August 2017 | The PAPER | 21 mentary is thick, but still potent even after nearly 50 years of cinematic treatment. Serkis has never been better as Caesar delivering a performance that should be recognized for end of the year awards. The script works brilliantly during its first third and initial set-up only to falter slightly as it moves into a captivity phase that becomes a little tonally uneven. Still, this is a film that is impossible not to appreciate both for its craftsmanship and heart. Another installment should continue to bridge the gap toward the original science fiction classic. in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Taking Peter Parker back to his high school days, the smart casting of the slight, geeky Tom Holland, teased effectively in “Captain America: Civil War,” fully pays off in this stand-alone entry. And by integrating elements from other MCU films, like “The Avengers,” “Homecoming” neatly fits into the overall comic series. The story bypasses the origin narrative and pulls out much of the angst that marked earlier adaptations of the character. Sure, Parker lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) and he struggles to balance his duties as Spidey with typical high school problems, but this movie is the most fun we’ve had of any SpiderMan film to date. And Michael Keaton is excellent and frightening as the dangerous villain named the Vulture. The goofy tone makes this more playful approach to the classic comic book a real winner. Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting http://filmproductionlaw.com/.
Screen on the Square Rescheduled for August 4 weather permitting
War for the Planet of the Apes
Podcast Review Extra
(Review - July 14) The continuation of the classic series resumes, this time with a war on the horizon. Originally adapted from the 1963 French novel by Pierre Boulle, the “Apes” films and television incarnations, which began on the big screen in 1968, have become their own distinct sub-genre. Boulle, who also wrote the source material for David Lean’s 1957 film “Bridge on the River Kwai,” ushered in with his writing on “Apes” the idea of an ape evolution. And Boulle’s idea just can’t be dismissed from our popular cultural imagination. With the present series of theatrical additions that began anew in 2011, his legacy is secure. “War for the Planet of the Apes” opens shortly after the events of 2014’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” Caesar (an award worthy motion capture performance by Andy Serkis) still leads a collection of evolved apes in the forest. The humans have now united militarily to combat what is perceived as the ape threat. Led by the Colonel (Woody Harrelson channeling Colonel Kurtz from “Apocalypse Now”), the goal of the military is complete ape genocide. When the Colonel and his men invade Caesar’s hidden home and kill his wife and son, Caesar embarks on a self-destructive path toward revenge. Featuring the finest example of motion capture effects in the series to date, “War” successfully makes us care about the apes and their struggle. The meaningful narrative raises questions regarding slavery and efficacy of military solutions. The social com-
‘80s All Over (Available in iTunes and https://www.80sallover.com/) Nostalgia for the 1980s is with us like never before with the likes of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and its sequel on the big screen together with the wildly popular “Stranger Things” on our television sets. And who better to educate and remind us about the virtues of ‘80s cinema than a couple of 40-something film critics, Drew McWeeny and Scott Weinberg. Having binged the first 13 podcast episodes, perfect for long drives or while mowing the lawn, I can attest that these two guys have found their Gooney mojo. After adjusting the format following a couple segments, McWeeny smartly makes the introduction to each podcast about more than just movies, rather, the show is really about the 1980s itself. We get a brief historical run down of events during the month being covered, which is insightful and sets the context for the movie banter that follows. And it is a time period near and dear to those of us who actually experienced it, but a curiosity to those unfamiliar with the weird and wonderful decade. Devoting each episode to a specific month, the geeky, but intellectual, duo have fun with the terrible and the brilliant bits of cinema that comprised 1980 through 1989, and they promise that other decades will be visited thereafter. Given their clever and infectious chemistry, I’m certain that this couple is a match likely to find an ever-widening audience. The answer to crossword puzzle on page 6
I’m going to see War for the Planet of the Apes. Then work on the next issue.
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Minda Dentler, first female wheelchair athlete to complete Ironman, to headline CCF’s 2017 Power of the Purse The Coweta Community Foundation has announced that Minda Dentler will be the speaker for its Third Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at The Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan. Dentler is an insurance professional, triathlete, health advocate, speaker and mother. Despite having legs that were paralyzed from contracting polio in India, Dentler became the first female wheelchair athlete to complete the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. This accomplishment in October 2013 led her to become an ESPN ESPY Award Nominee for Best Female Athlete with a Disability. Dentler has been featured on CNN, NBC, Time, CCTV America and in Glamour magazine. She has also written articles for Time and Huffington Post on the importance of global childhood immunization and polio eradication. Dentler
is a 2017 Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow. She earned an MBA from Baruch College in New York and a BA in Management Information Systems from the University of Washington. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and daughter. Her website is http://mindadentler.com. This fundraiser is being used to support the Coweta Community Foundation Women’s and Children’s Fund, and this year’s event chair is Vicki Kaiser, a CCF board member who serves as executive director of Oncology, Support Services & Community Affairs at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Purses and accessories will again be used in the theme and decor of this event, and there will be a Silent Auction of purses and jewelry as well. All proceeds from the event after expenses will be contributed to the Women’s and Children’s Fund, and
nonprofit agencies that support the women and children of Coweta County will be able to apply Minda Dentler through the Foundation’s annual grants process to receive support for their programs. The fund will also offer grants to providers who draft wills, powers of attorney, and living wills for single mothers of Coweta County. Doors open at 11 a.m. for Silent Auction bidding, and the program begins at noon and runs to 1 p.m. Seating for this event is limited, so those wishing to attend are advised to purchase tickets early. Individual tickets start at $75 each and may be ordered by calling 770-253-1833 or by visiting cowetafoundation.org and clicking on the “Events” tab.
FRANK BARRON, Broker 770-231-9535 14 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 “Serving All of Newnan and Coweta County Since 1948”
MLS #8217354 RECENTLY RENOVATED 2-STORY BRICK w/fin bsmt & fenced bkyd in lake community. Choice N. Coweta location. New Granite c’tops & SS appliances in kit. Den w/ brick fplc & built-in bkcases. 12x20 screen porch. Sep DR, LR w/hdwd flrs. Foyer, RV parking, outbldgs. $319,900. (FRANK/JESS)
MLS #8170512 WEST POINT LAKE – DEEP WATER 2 acre lot on Wehakee Creek. Hardwood hill with panoramic views. Easy access to LaGrange and I-85. Just 89,900. (Frank)
JESS BARRON Associate Broker 678-857-9350
MLS #8166021 RUSTIC 4BR/3BA CHALET on 35.62 open & wded acs w/1.5 ac pond on Smokey Rd & approx. 12 acs open-ideal for pasture. Plus 1BR/1BA guest house w/sep kit & ba, driveway paved, new roof & flooring. Main kit needs appliances & Mstr BA needs fixtures. All await you to finish as you choose. $495,000. (Frank)
MLS #8215873 BEAUTIFUL CA 1886 HISTORIC VICTORIAN STYLE 2 STORY HOME on lrg lot in downtown Greenville. Wrap around front porch, 9’+ ceilings. 13x18 rms. Crown molding. Original heart pine flrs in great condition! Sep DR w/built-in china cabinet. 2 lrg greatrms! $149,900. (Frank/Jess)
MLS #8207943 SENOIA AREA! 5BR/3BA on 7+/- acs w/pond, detached garage & lean-to & double attached garage. Mostly open land. Updated kit w/granite c’tops. Downstairs & upstairs mstr suites! LR w/masonry f/p. Formal DR. Hdwd flrs. Long range commercial potential. Property adjoins Fly-In community. $475,000. (Frank)
MLS #8212829 CLASSIC LAKEFRONT 4BR/3BA IN NORTH COWETA in well-established n’hood. Easy access to Newnan & I-85. Long frontage on pvt stocked lake. Spacious GR w/fp & FR w/f/p in bsmt. Loft area. Screen porch & deck overlooking lake. Updated kit w/b’fast area. $399,500. (Jess/Frank)
MLS #8042277 255 OPEN & WOODED ACRES north of Newnan on I-85 & Walt Sanders Road. 27 Ac Lake. Site of proposed interchange #49 & proposed frontage rd & connector rd intersection. All utilities available for commercial & industrial use. Half mile frontage on I-85. $40,000/acre. (Frank-Owner/Agent)
MLS #8119143 1900 ERA HISTORIC GREEK REVIVAL only steps from Downtown Newnan. Formal LR, Foyer, Parlor, Formal DR w/fplc, 5BR/2.5BA, recently updated kitchen. Work island. Keeping room w/fplc. Sunroom. New double garage and more. Reduced to $599,900. (Frank/Jess)
MLS #8199673 EAST ALABAMA! – GREAT HUNTING TRACT! – 92.8 OPEN & WOODED ACRES. Several streams & possible pond sites. Lots of deer & turkeys. Possible dove Field & food plots. $239,900 (Frank)
MLS #8207751 WELCOME AREA. Front & Back porches. 1900 era 3 Bedroom Farmhouse on 10.33 +/- mostly hardwood acres. Original pine floors. Storage room off back porch. SOLD ‘AS IS”. 79,900. (Frank & Jess)
MLS #7635281 HEAVILY WOODED 96.209+/- ACRES IN GRANTVILLE CITY LIMITS! Subdivision plan available. Grantville City water & sewer. Stream and small pond (3/4 acre) stocked with bass and bream. Ideal for Development or Recreational property. Easy access to I-85. $3,900/acre. (Frank)
MLS #8187572 STUNNING EUROPEAN 1.5 STORY w/ full bsmt on White Oak Golf Course. Spectacular views! 400+/- S/F Deck. Circular driveway. 2 story mstr suite w/loft! Granite c’tops in kitchen & baths. Theatre rm & sunrm w/ wet bar. $463,000. (Frank/Jess)
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MLS #8114695 BEAUTIFUL & SPACIOUS HOME IN CHOICE NEWNAN LOCATION. Near ASHLEY PARK, CTCA, PIEDMONT NEWNAN HOSPITAL & I-85! Foyer entrance. Lrg greatrm/ family rm, f/p. 9’ ceilings & dining area w/patio access. Lrg mstr on main w/trey ceiling. Huge bonus rm. Oversized garage. Wheelchair friendly. $269,900. (FRANK/JESS)
MLS #8160544 STUNNING BRICK HOME ON FINISHED BASEMENT ON 37+/- ACS. Foyer entrance w/wide staircase, hardwd flrs, family rm w/brick f/p, separate dining room, updated kitchen overlooking backyard and acreage. Spacious master bedroom w/reading or office area. Regulation size basketball court.. $495,000 (Frank/Jess)
LOTS/LAND _________________________________________________________ 13 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS in Grantville. Easy access to I-85, Atlanta, Newnan, LaGrange & Columbus. Covenants & Restrictions in file. $12,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________
MLS #8211943 WELL MAINTAINED RANCH IN HEART OF DOWNTOWN NEWNAN on lrg lot w/pecan trees. Built in 2005. LR w/hdwd flrs, f/p & dining area. Kit w/b’fast area, ss appliances & pantry. Mstr has trey ceiling & lrg walkin closet. Mstr BA w/garden tub, sep shower & tiled flr. Attached double garage. Deck. $198,500. (FRANK & JESS)
MLS #8191772 MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE. Well maintained 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA in sought after Newnan area in great school district. Oversized mstr w/vaulted ceiling. Custom, upgraded kitchen w/tile flr, custom island, tiled backsplash & walk-in pantry. Dining room w/coffered ceiling. Beautiful low maintenance yard. Priced below recent appraisal! New Price $259,900. Jess.
2 SPACIOUS VACANT LOTS in West Coweta on East Coggins Road. Easy access to Newnan, Franklin or Carrollton. Sold ‘as is’. $29,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________ 3 WOODED VACANT LOTS IN NORTH COWETA CO. New shopping nearby. Subject to covenants/restrictions of Chandlers Run Subdivision. $19,500/each. Frank +/11.12 WOODED ACRES. Ideal for homesite or development. Estate sized tract for family _________________________________________________________ compound or use. Lots of deer and turkey. Close to Newnan and schools. $83,400. (Frank/Chip) 18 ACRES! BEAUTIFUL, OPEN LAND w/ 500’ of frontage on Hwy 54/Lone Oak _________________________________________________________ Rd, partially wooded. 2 miles from I-85 & 1 mile from Meriwether Industrial Park Dr. (Jess) _________________________________________________________ 4.174+/- WOODED ACRES on Palmetto-Tyrone Road and Hudgens Road. Choice $79,900. NICE BUILDING LOT close to Elm Street school and downtown Newnan. $35,000. North Coweta location. Just $59,900. Frank. _________________________________________________________ Frank _________________________________________________________
LOOK NO FURTHER than this fabulous craftsman style home on 16.65 ac w/its own pvt 2 ac stocked pond & detached 1BR/BA guest house w/double garage & shop. Main house features spacious greatrm w/fplc, formal DR, full equipped kit/with all the extras, breakfast rm, 5BR/4 ½ BA, full bsmt w/theatre rm. See to appreciate. $549,900. (Frank/Jess)
MLS #8155946 509.35+/- WOODED ACRES with approximately 200 acres in Grantville City limits. Approximately 200 acres in Coweta Co. & approximately 100 acres in Meriwether Co. Approx. 7,400’ frontage on Minnie Sewell Rd, approx. 4,000’ on Hwy 29 & approx. 6,400’ on CSX RR. Ideal for development. Owners are Brokers. $12,500/AC. (Frank/Chip)
COMMERCIAL _________________________________________________________ 6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest street (Temple Ave./Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank/Jess _________________________________________________________ POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL LOT w/road frontage on busy Hwy 34E. 9.89+/- acs. Excellent location close to Peachtree City, Thomas Crossroads and I-85! Currently zoned Rural Conservation. $75,000. Jess _________________________________________________________ VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT on corner of Fair Street and Taylor Street. Just off Temple Avenue. Just $55,000. Frank _________________________________________________________
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Home Inspections and Real Estate with Jess Barron Home inspections are an important part a real estate transaction. I have been disappointed to learn that many consumers do not realize that they have the option to have a home inspection on the property they are purchasing. In a typical transaction, the opportunity to conduct a home inspection occurs during your due diligence period. This is the point, in a contract, where the buyer has a negotiated length of time, usually 7-21 days, to conduct their due diligence on the property. Home inspectors will typically charge a few hundred dollars for an inspection, depending on the size of the property and other factors like a crawlspace. Georgia is one of about 20 states that have not adopted licensing for home inspectors. It is important to consider a home inspector’s training and background when considering
minor items. The due diligence is the time of the contract where the buyer can ask the seller to resolve the issues on the home inspection report or provide a pride reduction, closing costs, etc. in lieu of repairs. The repairs are negotiable.
who to use. Your Realtor should have a pool of trusted home inspectors for you to consider. A home inspector will thoroughly inspect the property you are purchasing. This includes structural, functional, and even cosmetic issues. I would recommend an engineer for structural issues however. Typically, home inspectors will provide an in-depth report for you about the house that will include safety issues, major defects and
The real estate market has not always provided buyers with a due diligence period and the opportunity for home inspections. In fact, “buyer representation” is still a rather new concept. Historically, the real estate market practiced more of a “buyer beware” mindset during a real estate transaction. As a broker/agent, you listed a property, received buyer calls/ leads and worked with the buyer yourself. It was not uncommon for a listing agent to represent both the buyer and seller in what is called dual-agency. Georgia is one a few states where dual-agency is
still practiced. The market has shifted in the last few decades to where buyer representation and due diligence periods, in a contract, are a normal part of most transactions. A home inspection often carries a negative connotation to sellers. They can see it as the buyer beating them down on price or picking their house apart. A home inspection can be a good thing for sellers if they complete one upfront. It is a wise move to have a home inspection conducted before you list a property so you can have any potential problems taken care before you list the property and not in the middle of a transaction. I would strongly recommend this, especially on an older home. This will allow you, as a seller, to obtain top-dollar and a quicker closing.
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